Sanganeb Marine National Park and Dungonab Bay - Mukkawar Island Marine National Park are two pristine marine ecosystems in the Red Sea.
The 2 geographically separated locations around a coral reef are known as excellent diving sites.
Huge schools of manta rays and sharks make common appearances in these waters. Furthermore, Dungonab Bay has a healthy dugong population.
Bram de Bruin - July 2016
I visited this site in 2009 as part of a 2 week diving trip in Sudan on board the Royal Evolution. I won this expensive trip with a website contest.
We did 3 or 4 dives a day for 2 weeks! We got our visa in Port Sudan. From there we visited all the magnificent diving sites of Sudan. At Sanganeb reef we visited the lighthouse and had a chat with the guy who works there. After the visit we stayed 2 days at Sanganeb Reef and did several dives at Sanganeb North and Sanganeb South. Everything you can imagine under water was there!
I dived on many nice places in the world but diving at Sanganeb and the rest of Sudan was really amazing and unforgettable!!
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Full name: Sanganeb Marine National Park and Dungonab Bay - Mukkawar Island Marine National Park
2016 - InscribedReasons for inscription
2015 - Referred
2014 - Incomplete - not examined
1983 - DeferredBureau session: Deferred until receipt of necessary info
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- Lighthouses The lighthouse at Sanganeb Atoll is a historic building and is an important part of Sudanâ€™s maritime heritage. Construction of the modern lighthouse was started in 1950, but there was a structure present at this site from at least 1907. See
- Holocene the coral reefs we see along the Red Sea today are primarily Holocene